Do you consider your bank account to be an accurate indicator of your success in comparison to your fellow humans on planet earth? Well, then BRAVO! Well done! Because there are at least 3,500,000,000 people who survive (barely) on less that what you paid for your cup of coffee or tea this morning.
It's tempting to fixate on the dollar amount of your paycheck. But the fact is: What matters far more is what you do with those dollars -- and what you allow those dollars to do for you over time. True financial freedom doesn't happen until you've put your money to work for you.
Existing and aspiring homeowners need to band together with a strong and singular voice to protect and promote sustainable homeownership for all segments of America, lest we continue to foreclose on our future. As recent history has demonstrated, we must be especially mindful during budget crises.
Most men buy into the notion that their self-worth can best be measured by their financial success. That belief is totally misguided and it's especially damaging to men over 50 who are struggling financially in tough economic times.